Spring 2022 Courses / Contemporary Issues / BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES

Coordinators: Ilene Winkler, Barbara Barnes, Susannah Falk Lewis, Penelope Pi-Sunyer

Memoirs, biographies, novels, and essays—we will discuss a wide range of contemporary works by Black women this semester.

Our subjects may include the artist Faith Ringgold, memoirist and poet Maya Angelou, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, the novel Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall, and a history of Black women’s political activism by Martha Jones.

Readings are encouraged but not required.

B WEEK / THUR/ 10:30am to 12:00pm

Spring 2022 Class Schedule: Black Women's Voices




Feb 10

Ilene Winkler

Faith Ringgold: Artist, Activist, Author, Quilter

Feb 24

Penelope Pi-Sunyer and Gloria Peropat 

Black Women Writing Children’s Literature 

Mar 10

Barbara Barnes

Bettina Love:  Fighting for Transformative Education

Mar 24

Susannah Falk-Lewis

Fannie Lou Hamer and Freedom Summer

Apr 07

Irene Winkler

Paule Marshall’s Brown Girl, Brownstones

Apr 28

Barbara Barnes

Bell Hooks: Visionary Thinker

May 12

Richard Byrd

Black Women’s Voices Many Haven’t Heard

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